Rich Engle

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  1. There's a lot of good stuff out there. Reverb Nation can get you there, but it's an ocean. So many, but there's a great band in Europe called "Breeze," that would be good for a lot of folks. On the other side (NY in this case) there is a very good house sort of fellow that does soundtracks and game music but when he gets bored he goes out under "Pianomime" and yes, that's how he looks, a piano playing mime. I mean there's tons. is our place, we are in the instrumental category so if you look at some of the artists there, the sky is the limi
  2. I love and miss all you guys. I finally figured out if you work super hard you can fit things you love into your workflow. Rally! I'll dig in, on break right now and poke about . . . The duo site is here: Some classical, some just nuts but do check in if you wish. And yeah, I forgot how to put a hotlink on here. Call me old school but I will perform an Invest-Ah-Gashun 'n c what chall doin' hear lately. Heh, r Missed y'all but in truth I still speak and write regularly 'Merkin Anglish
  3. Hey All (those of you that remember me). Been like forever but I had to make decisions on how to use my time to get my work out there, do what I am primarily supposed to be doing, all that. But I think of many of you all the time, esp. Mike K. of course. Been through many journeys with that fellow. So anyway, I continue to teach guitar, of course, but the main focus is the studio work. Various projects in the works. Main one is the Wright-Engle Duo. I work with a really incredible piano-playing monster of a lady. She's clasically-trained, but does a lot of blues, other things. The music
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    Gary Damron

    Hi, All! I am really, really busy with music right now. That darn old music bug just never leaves you. Anyway, during my various experiences, I had the great fortune of meeting Gary Damron (there was a Cleveland connection there). Gary lives in L.A., he's a guitar virtuoso, composer, and also does a very great deal of engineering, film, production work. He helped me get my Pro Tools studio together, and such. I absolutely adore his music, because it is expressive, informed, and profound. He is about to release a new album called "Paragon," which is beautiful. Here is one song he has
  5. I'll admit I really blasted through this thread and I apologize in advance if I repeat, but what I have to say is that I just saw a film (via Netflix/Roku in my case) called "Nietzsche and the Nazis." It's very long, lecture like, you can catch it on You Tube here: It's Stephen R.C. Hicks, PhD. Fairly early into it he mentions Rand, and the influence of F.N.'s work on her. Again, it is quite lengthy, but he does show the revision work the Nazis did. Revision, and use out of context. It's pretty interesting. Best, rde
  6. Why so strong a reaction out of all proportion to the cause? It is because, mainly, that you have a way of writing things that annoy the crap out of people on one level or another. I didn't say challenge, I said annoy. Basically, it's just a style problem. I got over it years ago. I can actually read your stuff and occasionally enjoy it. The only caveat for me is that you have this fierce habit (or need, I guess) to start threads like this one. They're all the same and people get tired of it. You should just repost three or four of your best complaining ones about how people don't get y
  7. You either need to stop watching so much sports, or stop thinking so much about Jesus. rde
  8. Phil, I like abusing you, and you enjoy it. We both have to come clean on this. But after all this time, we have to take it to the next level. I suggest we meet at Bonita Beach for straight-up surf combat. You will have that leather mask on, of course, and not be able to see, but I will surely tickle your fancy. I have minions, Phil. Sea creatures, even. Michael: I'll be getting in touch with you soon. Best To All, rde
  9. Hi, All! I feel like I am missing part of my family, but there was no choice--that damn music thing got to me (again) and I had to get all monk-like as to use of time. Probably the longest I've ever been away from OL (some of you will be grateful for that, and yes, Phil that might even mean you . I ended up catching a few projects, so I went through the process of building a Pro Tools recording studio in my home, linked to one in L.A. Lotso work. New equipment, great new guitar, and so on. I literally record like 18 hrs. a day (well, at least engineering, with a lot of recording in there).
  10. Gosh I loved that guy. Here is something for tribute-- on Bill Bruford's album (he being the drummer for Yes, King Crimson, etc.) called "Gradually Going Tornado." This is a song written by major whup-ass bassist Jeff Berlin, who was a fan of Smokin' Joe. This is a musical tribute called, yeah, "Joe Frazier." One of the most stunning bass things you will ever hear! rde On hiatus--locked up in his new recording studio.
  11. Just for those who would say "where the eff is rich these days?" There are some of you. I am just fine, to say. I am working on two major projects, and of course, I will reveal them to y'all soonest. I can hint. I'm building a recording studio. That damn music thing got me again. I miss y'all. More soon but really whacking out some moves. Finest Kind, rde
  12. I love the reply, Ghs, because you keep to the historical facts, for one thing. Reality. I also like what REB said about being "finicky." Oh, if only people in this sphere took that to heart. Macro, Micro. They sit there and reincarnate something Rothbard, or whoever the fuck else said like a million years ago. Then, others do likewise. It's like digging up a cemetery over and over again. Meanwhile, you are exposing yourself to getting hot brass sunk in your head from people that don't bother to go through such gyrations. And here I thought the better part of this community (and OL is
  13. Well, that sounds sordid and horrible. You either fight, or run--2 choices. If you sit on it, expect to find yourself on the cover of next month's "Prison Bride" magazine (figuratively speaking, that is). Allow me to reinforce that: run, or fight--if you don't bust out a move, THEY WILL EAT YOU. I tend to nose into fights, but I'm 52 and only a few things scare me. It just depends on how much you value the combat. See, it has something to do with "situational awareness." That's a Bruce Lee thing, sort of. What it means is if you find yourself in a place where you're taking shit, you
  14. I can hardly wait to see who dogpiles in on this one first. Part of my research, getting ready to interview UFOligist Mike Hill, dear old friend. He's all over the map these days. Anyhow, have at this one, boys and girls. Load up the bong, smoke 'em if you got 'em. rde Annunaki Contact Annunaki Contact Case By Ed Komarek 9/23/11 Copy and Distribute Freely My blog: Many people may be familiar with the Lake Erie UFO sightings that have been getting plenty of mainstream press attention.http://www.alien-ufo...011-report.h
  15. Somebody needs to sink some hot lead into that bastard.
  16. I guess I don't wanna be in that club, then. Yeah, Ghs, it seems like a contradiction in terms, no? I'm going to attribute this to Brant, who I trust, and him having a slip over the slippery-duper slope of what we dare to call reason, or, at the least, not being insane. Meanwhile, Behold My Great Art<tm>. I'm on travel, and got bored, so what I did was take a thing from The Church of the SubGenius and run some nice prints on photo paper. It's got the eye, the pyramid, and everthing! I'll put one up, hold on, meanwhile you guys should suit up for a Brazilian Strap Match. I think Bran
  17. That's pretty shallow, Brant, I dare say. But yes, he did do that. He killed her. But that doesn't really take away from his writing, does it? rde Just completed the D.A.R.E. program ("Drugs Are Really Excellent")
  18. You can see this on Netflix, for sure. An excellent documentary about William S. Burroughs, one of the core members of the Beat writers. Very good. rde
  19. Gibson has an overseas line of guitars--Epiphone. They sell a lot of them. Korea, China, I think even Indonesia I've seen on a few of them.
  20. Any cadre that makes that much serious methane gets their bar props. What do they like? Whatever the eff they say. I've heard some of them are into Tom Petty. Others, Pierre Moerlen's Gong. It depends. rde Where's the beef?
  21. I was going to share this on Facebook, and it is far from working. Enter your facebook application id. Right. And then it threw me a weird error message. Used to work, OL-FB. Not today, or at least, more trouble than I care to go through. Ideas?
  22. What I won't forget is how it was handled; what was done with it and what resulted. So no, I would tell the ding-dong that wrote this, I am sorry, but that is not an option. Because, we have to know what wasn't done right in order to not repeat the fuckups. This is a basic thing. It was grandstanding. If you run out of good material, just stir the soup, right?
  23. I'm enjoying this discussion, and still going over some of it. I don't want to mess up the flow, but for sure I think it wouldn't hurt to point out that REB's new avatar is very gnarly, manly, and buff. I think this retirement thing (or whatever he calls it) is working out well. A bit more of this and I'm thinking he'll rocket from the tombs with a breakout shitkicking country-mariachi band. Nice work, you Stud of the Slippery Slide: may you never run out of high-quality cream. r